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Dress in wrong colour - help!

(7 Posts)
Itscurtainsforyou Thu 08-Jan-15 23:38:02

I bought a dress last season - still has the tags on but too late to take it back.

It fits really well but is just the wrong colour for me - a light green colour with pattern. I'm an autumn so suit darker colours - I bought it because I loved it not thinking of how it would look on me...

I've tried wearing it with a darker cardigan, but just end up looking like a dinner lady in an overall and cardigan hmm

I thought about dying it, but there's visible white thread around some seams, which would probably show up.

Is there anything I can do other than eBay it and buy something in the right colour?

looki Fri 09-Jan-15 01:50:06

Could you keep it for late spring or summer? I'm an autumn too but in summer the colours that suit me 'best' are simply too dark and wintery looking.

I would team it with a blue cardigan to create a contrast rather than match it. You could also try a little scarf to keep the colour of the fabric from merging into your skintone or a statement necklace in a contrasting colour. Also try a little fake tan to warm up your skintone when wearing it?

p.s. could you link a photo of the dress so we could give you clearer ideas?

Itscurtainsforyou Fri 09-Jan-15 08:51:47

It's this one - it looks much better on:

Greengardenpixie Fri 09-Jan-15 11:47:17

Thats a nice dress..but that colour would be equally awful on me as i am sallow. The print and shape are nice. You could also wear a scarf next to your face. This would brighten it up. Jewellery might also help. Maybe a bead in a darker green? or a contrast?

looki Fri 09-Jan-15 14:54:57

The colour would completely wash me out also.

I'd try a little fake tan and a lot contrast colour boyfriend cardigan over it so it would add more colour and definitely a scarf to break the neckline.

I'd be tempted to try and make it work before selling it as it really is lovely.

looki Fri 09-Jan-15 14:55:26

* long not lot!

Itscurtainsforyou Fri 09-Jan-15 15:15:44

Thanks! I love it too smile

I tried it with a brown cardigan but it didn't work - any suggestions for alternatives? Deep green? If it makes a difference, I have dark brown hair and eyes, but quite pale skin (which seems to alternate between yellow and pink tones, unhelpfully)

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